The leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood want ElBaradei as a convenient, weak front man, while their followers busily intimidate the hell out of him. That’s the Egyptian democracy movement for you, or at least a significant part of it, which will be pilling the levers of power from behind the scenes, while its goons on the street enforce the new Egyptian order. KGS
At a polling station in Cairo, ElBaradei’s back was struck by a rock thrown from a crowd of hundreds who were chanting “We don’t want you.” The former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency managed to escape unhurt, but did not end up voting.
“Went to vote with family [and was] attacked by organized thugs,” ElBaradei tweeted. “Car smashed with rocks. Holding referendum in absence of law and order is an irresponsible act.”